Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > South East
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 116 101
Rank change year-on-year -32 -15 -20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 629 802 1,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.16% 2.77% 3.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.06% 10.02% 9.69%
Number of salaries quoted 538 694 938
South East median annual salary £40,000 £39,625 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% -0.94% +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,675 £22,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £74,000 £65,000 £61,275
England median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +4.00%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,808 8,004 11,193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.80% 27.63% 31.47%
Number of salaries quoted 6,012 6,492 9,007
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,790
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -6 236 £46,000 +6.98% 43
Surrey -14 177 £40,000 -5.88% 15
Berkshire +40 162 £55,000 +26.44% 15
Hampshire -47 142 £34,750 +2.96% 16
Buckinghamshire -4 53 £45,000 +12.50% 15
West Sussex -12 42 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Kent -24 26 £32,500 - 6
Oxfordshire -44 21 £35,000 -22.22% 13
East Sussex -25 4 £80,000 +128.57% 4
Isle of Wight - 2 £36,375 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £75,000 -
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 505 (80.29%) Microsoft
2 382 (60.73%) MCSE
3 361 (57.39%) Windows
4 310 (49.28%) Active Directory
5 242 (38.47%) Microsoft Azure
6 224 (35.61%) ITIL
7 211 (33.55%) Office 365
8 200 (31.80%) VMware
9 197 (31.32%) MCSA
10 191 (30.37%) Windows Server
11 146 (23.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 129 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
13 120 (19.08%) Degree
14 113 (17.97%) Windows Server 2008
15 111 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
16 108 (17.17%) SQL Server
17 107 (17.01%) SQL
18 100 (15.90%) MCP
19 99 (15.74%) MS Exchange
20 93 (14.79%) Firewall
21 89 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
21 89 (14.15%) Hyper-V
22 88 (13.99%) Cisco Certification
22 88 (13.99%) Cisco
23 85 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
24 84 (13.35%) Windows 7
25 81 (12.88%) CCNA
26 77 (12.24%) DNS
26 77 (12.24%) Windows 10
27 74 (11.76%) Linux

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 99 (15.74%) MS Exchange
2 44 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 36 (5.72%) IIS
5 30 (4.77%) SharePoint
6 18 (2.86%) Skype for Business
7 10 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.79%) Apache
9 5 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.32%) Confluence
13 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.16%) DataSynapse
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle Application Server
13 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 111 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.54%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.48%) BPCS
4 3 (0.48%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.48%) Lawson
5 2 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 242 (38.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 211 (33.55%) Office 365
3 89 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (8.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (5.56%) SaaS
6 24 (3.82%) Amazon EC2
6 24 (3.82%) Amazon EMR
6 24 (3.82%) Amazon Kinesis
6 24 (3.82%) Amazon S3
6 24 (3.82%) Amazon SQS
6 24 (3.82%) AWS Lambda
6 24 (3.82%) Serverless
7 22 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (3.50%) Dynamics 365
8 15 (2.38%) IaaS
9 12 (1.91%) PaaS
10 8 (1.27%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (0.64%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.48%) GitHub
12 3 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 93 (14.79%) Firewall
2 77 (12.24%) DNS
3 69 (10.97%) WAN
4 66 (10.49%) DHCP
5 62 (9.86%) LAN
6 61 (9.70%) Network Security
7 57 (9.06%) TCP/IP
8 44 (7.00%) SAN
9 30 (4.77%) VPN
10 25 (3.97%) VLAN
11 24 (3.82%) Internet
12 22 (3.50%) Wireless
13 18 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (2.70%) MPLS
15 14 (2.23%) VoIP
16 12 (1.91%) Skype
16 12 (1.91%) WLAN
17 11 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
17 11 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
18 7 (1.11%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (17.17%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.72%) Relational Database
3 30 (4.77%) MySQL
3 30 (4.77%) RDBMS
4 24 (3.82%) Amazon RDS
4 24 (3.82%) Amazon Redshift
4 24 (3.82%) Cosmos DB
5 9 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.11%) EDMS
8 6 (0.95%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.95%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.95%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.95%) Power BI
8 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (1.75%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.64%) Hudson
2 4 (0.64%) JIRA
2 4 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.48%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.32%) Android Studio
4 2 (0.32%) GCC
4 2 (0.32%) Xcode
5 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 50 (7.95%) Finance
2 26 (4.13%) Retail
3 19 (3.02%) Legal
4 14 (2.23%) Marketing
5 12 (1.91%) Publishing
5 12 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.75%) Advertising
7 7 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.48%) Automotive
8 3 (0.48%) Law
9 2 (0.32%) Billing
9 2 (0.32%) Electronics
10 1 (0.16%) Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Local Government
10 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 89 (14.15%) Analyst
2 70 (11.13%) IT Support
3 68 (10.81%) Support Engineer
4 67 (10.65%) Architect
5 53 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 52 (8.27%) Support Analyst
7 45 (7.15%) IT Engineer
8 44 (7.00%) 2nd Line Support
9 43 (6.84%) Consultant
10 42 (6.68%) Solutions Architect
11 41 (6.52%) Developer
12 40 (6.36%) Cloud Architect
13 39 (6.20%) Administrator
14 36 (5.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 31 (4.93%) 3rd Line Support
16 30 (4.77%) Systems Administrator
16 30 (4.77%) Technical Support
17 28 (4.45%) IT Support Engineer
18 27 (4.29%) Cloud Solutions Architect
18 27 (4.29%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (10.02%) .NET
2 43 (6.84%) ASP.NET
3 37 (5.88%) Web Services
4 25 (3.97%) ASP.NET Web API
5 19 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (3.02%) HTML
6 18 (2.86%) OAuth
6 18 (2.86%) SAML
7 17 (2.70%) jQuery
7 17 (2.70%) JSON
8 14 (2.23%) CSS
9 12 (1.91%) Middleware
10 10 (1.59%) AngularJS
10 10 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (1.59%) React
11 8 (1.27%) .NET Core
11 8 (1.27%) ASP.NET Core
12 7 (1.11%) RESTful
12 7 (1.11%) WCF
13 6 (0.95%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.27%) Data Centre
2 45 (7.15%) Self-Motivation
3 41 (6.52%) Computer Science
4 37 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (3.50%) CESG
5 22 (3.50%) Linux Command Line
6 17 (2.70%) Blackberry
6 17 (2.70%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
8 13 (2.07%) Clustering
9 12 (1.91%) AS400
9 12 (1.91%) Driving Licence
10 11 (1.75%) CMDB
10 11 (1.75%) iPad
10 11 (1.75%) iPhone
10 11 (1.75%) iSeries
11 9 (1.43%) NHS
12 8 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.27%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 361 (57.39%) Windows
2 191 (30.37%) Windows Server
3 146 (23.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 113 (17.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 84 (13.35%) Windows 7
6 77 (12.24%) Windows 10
7 74 (11.76%) Linux
8 48 (7.63%) Windows 8
9 27 (4.29%) CentOS
10 11 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
11 9 (1.43%) Unix
12 7 (1.11%) Android
13 5 (0.79%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.64%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.48%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (35.61%) ITIL
2 85 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
3 73 (11.61%) Project Management
4 66 (10.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 65 (10.33%) Incident Management
6 52 (8.27%) ITIL V3
6 52 (8.27%) PRINCE2
7 51 (8.11%) Presales
8 48 (7.63%) ITSM
9 47 (7.47%) Continuous Improvement
9 47 (7.47%) Mentoring
10 46 (7.31%) Enterprise Architecture
11 43 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (6.84%) Service Management
12 36 (5.72%) Migration
13 32 (5.09%) CRM
13 32 (5.09%) Vendor Relationship Management
14 31 (4.93%) Change Management
14 31 (4.93%) Decision-Making
15 29 (4.61%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 107 (17.01%) SQL
2 56 (8.90%) JavaScript
3 53 (8.43%) Python
4 46 (7.31%) C#
5 36 (5.72%) PowerShell
6 21 (3.34%) T-SQL
7 20 (3.18%) Java
8 17 (2.70%) PL/SQL
9 15 (2.38%) Scala
9 15 (2.38%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.95%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.79%) C
12 3 (0.48%) C++
12 3 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 3 (0.48%) VBA
13 2 (0.32%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.32%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.32%) R
13 2 (0.32%) VBScript
13 2 (0.32%) X++
Qualifications
1 382 (60.73%) MCSE
2 197 (31.32%) MCSA
3 120 (19.08%) Degree
4 100 (15.90%) MCP
5 88 (13.99%) Cisco Certification
6 81 (12.88%) CCNA
7 72 (11.45%) MCITP
8 50 (7.95%) Security Cleared
9 48 (7.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 42 (6.68%) Computer Science Degree
11 29 (4.61%) A+ Certification
12 27 (4.29%) RHCA
13 26 (4.13%) CCNP
14 25 (3.97%) SC Cleared
15 21 (3.34%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (3.18%) Citrix Certification
17 19 (3.02%) MCTS
18 15 (2.38%) CISSP
18 15 (2.38%) LPIC
19 13 (2.07%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (9.70%) SLA
2 25 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (3.82%) Data Quality
4 14 (2.23%) GDPR
5 10 (1.59%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.64%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.48%) HL7
7 3 (0.48%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.32%) COBIT
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.16%) PMO
9 1 (0.16%) QA
System Software
1 310 (49.28%) Active Directory
2 129 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (14.15%) Hyper-V
4 39 (6.20%) vSphere
5 38 (6.04%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.43%) Firmware
6 9 (1.43%) XenApp
7 7 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
8 6 (0.95%) UAG
9 5 (0.79%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.64%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.64%) vCloud
10 4 (0.64%) XenServer
11 3 (0.48%) Docker
11 3 (0.48%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.48%) NFS
11 3 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 57 (9.06%) SCCM
2 11 (1.75%) Ansible
3 10 (1.59%) SCOM
4 9 (1.43%) vCenter Server
5 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (0.64%) SCSM
6 4 (0.64%) XenMobile
7 3 (0.48%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.48%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (0.48%) vRealize
7 3 (0.48%) WSUS
8 2 (0.32%) CSIRT
8 2 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.32%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.16%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 505 (80.29%) Microsoft
2 200 (31.80%) VMware
3 88 (13.99%) Cisco
4 63 (10.02%) Citrix
5 50 (7.95%) HP
6 34 (5.41%) Red Hat
7 26 (4.13%) Oracle
8 24 (3.82%) Apple
9 19 (3.02%) Dell
10 17 (2.70%) IBM
11 16 (2.54%) Ivanti
12 13 (2.07%) SolarWinds
13 12 (1.91%) Meraki
13 12 (1.91%) NetApp
13 12 (1.91%) ServiceNow
14 11 (1.75%) Intel
14 11 (1.75%) SAP
15 8 (1.27%) Sophos
15 8 (1.27%) Veeam
16 6 (0.95%) Juniper